Jump to the following:

We use cookies to improve this website. Read about cookies

Gas and electric suppliers

FOI16661– Request for information

Request

Thank you for your email of 4 April 16, requesting the following information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Contracts/agreements relating to the supply of Gas which may include the following:

  • Natural gas supply
  • Gas heating/boiler maintenance
  • Installation of gas central heating systems

Contracts/agreements relating to the supply of electricity which may include the following:

  • Street lighting
  • Electricity supply (half hourly)
  • Electricity supply (non-half hourly)
  • Corporate electricity supply

Contracts/agreements relating to the supply of water which may include the following:

  • Supply of water
  • Waste water

Contract information - for each of the types of the contract that I am requesting please can you send me the following information. Please remember if there is more than one provider can you please split the contract information up for each individual provider?

  • Unique contract key: Please can you provide me with a unique reference quote that relates to each contract.
  • Current provider: If there is more than one provider please split the contract information individually.
  • Annual average spend: Please can you send me the average spend over the last three years. Approximate spend is also acceptable.
  • Contract duration: Duration of the contract/agreement and can you please include any extension periods that could be executed.
  • Contract commence date: The date the contract/agreement commenced.
  • Contract expiry date: The date the contract/agreement expired.
  • Contract description: A brief description of what support/service is involved in the contract.
  • Responsible Officer: Who within the organisation is responsible for this contract. Please can you send me the full names, actual job titles, internal contact numbers and the Officer's direct email address.

If there is more than one supplier please split each profile of the above data types for each supplier. E.g. separate spend, expiry date, responsible officer.

Our response

I am pleased to provide you with the attached spreadsheet(PDF) with regard to your request. I confirm that Ordnance Survey does hold the information you have requested. Where the information is not held or is exempt from disclosure this is detailed.

Information relating to the contact details of the person who is responsible of the above contract is held by Ordnance Survey but is exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) of the FOIA 'personal information'.

We consider this exemption applies because the release of: employees names, job titles, work telephone numbers and their own work email address constitutes personal data, and is exempt because the release of this information would breach one of the data protection principles, as detailed in Section 40(3) (a) (i) of the FOIA.

In applying this exemption, we have considered whether disclosure of the personal data in question would be 'fair' (as described in Part II of Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act). We have also given particular consideration to the likely expectations of the data subject regarding the disclosure of their personal information in this manner.

Under Section 16 of the FOIA 'the duty to provide advice and assistance' we can advise of our general Customer Service telephone number: 03456 050505 and our Customer Service email: customerservices@os.uk

Public Interest
When Section 40(2) of the FOIA is engaged, and where the release of the requested information would breach one of the Data Protection principles, this constitutes an absolute exemption, and no public interest test is required.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our FOI Internal Review Officer, by contacting them as follows:

FOI Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
Southampton
SO16 0AS

Email: foi@os.uk

Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

The FOI Internal Review Officer will not have been involved in the original decision. They will conduct an independent internal review and will inform you of the outcome of the review normally within 20 working days, but exceptionally within 40 working days, in line with the Information Commissioner’s guidance.

The FOI Internal Review Officer will either: uphold the original decision, provide an additional explanation of the exemption/s applied or release further information, if it is considered appropriate to do so.

Appeal to Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
If, following the outcome of the internal review you remain unhappy with our response, you may raise an appeal with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

The Case Reception Unit
Customer Service Team
The Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Email: mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745 for advice, Monday to Friday.

Thank you for your enquiry.

Search Freedom of Information requests

Back to top
© Ordnance Survey 2016
Be sure to take a look at our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy